Friday, September 04, 2015
Join us for worship at 10:15 am each Sunday; gathering music begins at 10:00 am.
What to Expect
Our Sunday worship format is traditional. The hymns we sing are varied in style and origin, including recently composed music and music newly composed. Though we often stand for hymns and responses, we do not use kneeling benches.
We use a projection screen but also have regular and large print bulletins, hymnals and Bibles (New Revised Standard Version) for all to use. We have devices to help the hearing impaired -- just ask an usher as you enter our sanctuary. Our facility is barrier-free, with wheelchair seating in the center and back of the sanctuary.
All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination, are welcomed at the Lord's Table. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday on each month and elements (bread and juice) are normally distributed at the front of the sanctuary, but for those unable to come forward, elements will be served to them in their seats . Our elements are always alcohol free, with gluten-free bread available on each tray.
Children in Worship
Children are welcome in our worship services. We feel they belong there. All children begin worship with their families. They are then invited to come forward for the "Time with the Children", after which one of two things happens:
On communion Sundays (the first Sunday of each month) all children remain in worship with their families for the entire service. Worship bags are available in the narthex to enhance the child’s worship experience and contain activities connected to worship. Age appropriate worship bulletins are available on the rack in the narthex. Please return the worship bags after the service.
On non-communion Sundays, following the Time with Children, children ages 3 through 2nd grade may leave the service to participate in Sunday School and Children’s Worship, which occur on alternating Sundays. Parents meet these children in the Tent Room after the worship service. Children in 3rd grade and older remain in the sanctuary with their familiesWe offer Infant and Toddler care on Sundays for children under the age of 3 beginning at 9:00 AM, but Children and youth are always welcome to remain in worship with their families. You choose what is right for your family. We have more information for those with young children.
What not to wear
There's not a "what not to wear" list at St. Paul's Presbyterian; the gathering of believers is much more important to us than how those believers dress. Most adults wear anything from business casual to Sunday best. Anything your child or youth would wear to school will work here.